Attractions and Activities in Rockport Mass
Explore sandy beaches for swimming, diving, sailing, and kayaking. Experience the breathtaking scenery of Halibut Point State Park and its granite quarries. Walk public footpaths along the sea or through historic Dogtown. Discover the Straitsmouth and Thacher Island lighthouses. Watch the most magical sunrises and sunsets.
Cape Hedge Beach

Cape Hedge Beach

Address: South Street, Rockport

Need a bit of solitude? Quietly tucked away, Cape Hedge Beach is perfect for the vacationer who wants to get away from it all. Relax in the gentle New England breeze as you take in the gorgeous Atlantic Ocean.

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Essex Coastal Scenic Byway

Essex Coastal Scenic Byway

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Address: Rockport

Essex Heritage provides leadership to a coalition of stakeholders developing the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway. The 90-mile roadway links 14 coastal communities from Lynn to Salisbury and features scenic views, period architecture, historic sites and recreational opportunities. With the twin…

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Straitsmouth Island Lighthouse

Straitsmouth Island Lighthouse

Address: Straitsmouth Island Audubon Society Sanctuary, Rockport

Straitsmouth Island Lighthouse was built in 1835 to mark the entrance to nearby Rockport Harbor. The relatively small lighthouse is maintained by the U.S. Coast Guard but, the island itself is owned by the Massachusetts Audubon Society as a bird…

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Millbrook Meadow

Millbrook Meadow

Address: Beach Street, Rockport

The Meadow and Pond belong to Rockport and offer a special place to build memories with our families and friends. For generations, Rockporters and visitors have skated on the Pond, fished in it, and brought their children and grandchildren to…

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Rockport New Year’s Eve

Rockport New Year’s Eve

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Address: Rockport
Phone: 978-309-9744
Email: info@rockportnye.org

The mission of Rockport New Year’s Eve (RNYE) is to broaden and deepen the public’s appreciation for the performing, literary, and visual arts through innovative, diverse and high-quality programs that offer the community a shared cultural experience that is accessible…

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Back Beach

Back Beach

Address: Beach Street, Rockport

On Beach Street between Main and Granite, Back Beach offers great views as a bonus to its sand and surf, and is close to the downtown shopping area. Back Beach is a renowned scuba diver’s destination.

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Front Beach

Front Beach

Address: Beach Street, Rockport

Front Beach is a beautiful sandy beach on Sandy Bay in Rockport. From warm summer days to bright winter mornings, this beach is enjoyed by visitors and locals year round. The beach is also within an easy walk from the downtown Rockport…

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Pebble Beach

Pebble Beach

Address: Penzance Road, Rockport

Pebble Beach, at the end of South Street, leaves no doubt as to why it is so named. Pebbles and stones cover this beach; however, they are not rough and jagged, but smooth and rounded as a result of the…

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Thacher Island Association

Thacher Island Association

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Address: Rockport
Phone: 617-599-2590
Email: info@thacherisland.org

The Thacher Island Association (TIA) was established in 1981 by the Thacher Island Town Committee (TITC) as a non-profit group dedicated to raising funds for the restoration and on-going maintenance of the Island . The Town of Rockport owns the…

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